Bibliography on Sridharasvamin
Compiled by Tracey Coleman, from postings on RISA-L.
Acharya, Padmashri P. 1965. "A Short Note on Sridhara Svamin and Baladeva Vidyabhusana." The Orissa Historical Research Journal 13 (1) (April): 1-9.
Elkman, Stuart Mark. 1986. Jiva Gosvamin's Tattvasandarbha: A Study on the Philosophical and Sectarian Development of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Movement. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
Gode, P.K. "The Date of Sridhara Svami", in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poona, XXX, 1949, 277-83.
Sheridan, Daniel P. 1986. The Advaitic Theism of the Bhagavata Purana. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
-----. 1986b. " Sridhara and the Bhagavata Purana I.1.1." Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute 67:1-4, 125-132.
-----. 1994. "Sridhara and his Commentary on the Bhagavata Purana." Journal of Vaisnava Studies 2:3, 45-66.
Vireswarananda, Swami, trans. 1964. Srimad Bhagavadgita. Text, translation of the text, and of the gloss of Sridhara Swami. 2d ed. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math.
Srimadbhagavatapuranam with the Tika Bhavarthabodhini of Sridharasvamin. Edited by Jagadisalala Sastri. 1st ed. Delhi: Motilala Banarasidas, 1983.
This may be obvious: Sridhara wrote commentaries on the Vishnu Purana (Sva-prakAza a/k/a AtmA-prakAza) and Bhagavad-gita (SubodhinI) as well as the Bhagavata (BhAvArtha-dIpikA). He mentions Bopadeva and Vishnusvamin. A traditional shloka says:
vyAso vetti zuko vetti rAjA vetti na vetti vA | zrIdharaH sakalaM vetti zrI nRsiMha-prasAdataH ||
Nabhadasa's Hindi Bhaktamal (c. 1600) mentions (chappay 45) that Sridhara wrote his Bhavartha-dipika with the blessings of his guru, Paramananda. But there was some controversy about it, so it was tested by placing it before the deity of Bindu Madhava at Kashi; after some time, when the temple door was opened, Sridhara's commentary was found on top of many others. Writing in 1712, Nabha's Gaudiya vaishnava commentator praises Sridhara in this way. See Singh, BhagavatI-prasAda, Ed. _RAdhA-kRSNa-bhakta-koza_, MathurA: Sat zAstra-prakAzana, ZrI KRSNa-janmasthAna SevA SaMsthAna, 1989. [Michael Tandy]
This is probably more obscure than obvious: the 18th century Marathi poet/scholar Krishnadayarnava wrote a Marathi commentary on the tenth canto of the Bhagavata Purana called the Harivarada, which he based on Sridhara's commentary, calling his own work a "shadow" of Sridhara's. Krishnadayarnava was prompted to write his commentary by Eknath, who appeared to K. in a dream. Krishnadayarnava was suffering from some sort of leprosy and to cure it Eknath, in the dream, recommended he write the commentary. Apparently it worked. Seven years into the project Krishnadayarnava's symptoms disappeared. [Christian Lee Novetzke]
Revised: September 29, 2002